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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement Office of the Provost

Smith Teaching and Learning Grants

The Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement is soliciting grant proposals for innovative ideas that enhance teaching and learning at WSU. Applications are due March 15, 2021. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded, and announced in mid- to late April 2021. Awards can be used as summer salary with benefits paid from the award amount.

Focus areas for This Award Cycle

Proposals are sought that address one of the following areas through innovative practices that improve student learning:

  • Increasing course completion and student progress by reducing high C-DFW rates (grades of C-minus, D, F, or Withdraw) and/or closing equity gaps.
  • Redesigning large lecture courses (100+ students) for active student engagement in a flipped or hybrid course design.

Download the RFP

Download our request for proposals to obtain detailed guidance on how to prepare your proposal.

If you need more information, please contact Jeannie Holt or Mary Wack, Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement.

What You Need to Apply

Briefly, you will provide the following information and documents using our application form below to apply for a Smith grant.

  • Applicant Information
  • Project Proposal
  • Chair’s Endorsement
  • Curriculum Vitae

Don’t Forget the Chair’s Endorsement

You will be asked to upload a chair’s signed endorsement of the project. This document attests that the fund recipient(s) will have continued employment at WSU in AY 2021-22.

Please note: Proposals without the chair’s endorsement will not be accepted.

Smith Grants Application Form

The application period for submitting proposals for the 2021 round of Smith Grants is now closed. The applications that were submitted are now being reviewed. Awards will be announced in mid to late April 2021.